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Greetings from the Bottom of the Earth

Saturday, January 18, 2014



Greetings from the southernmost tip of Argentina, the city of Ushuaia. I'm here with my friends Axel and Suan and we are preparing to get on a ship to spend 10 days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula. This will include kayaking, of course, although it won't be very demanding, since the program accepts people of any experience:
www.polar-latitudes.com/
content/kayaking-antarctica




I've been logging all of my food with LoseIt (it works well offline). This is handy because I don't have cell phone access outside the US and wireless access is spotty. I've also got my trusty food scale in my purse and a tiny travel scale I bought on Amazon:
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I'm going to do my best to keep on track. So far it hasn't been easy because it took 39 hrs getting here and they kept giving us cookies and crackers as snacks on the planes, when I've been trapped, tired, and generally not in the best position to make food decisions. (Getting here required an hour drive to a bus that took 4 hours, a walk to the subway to get to the airport, and four separate flights between JFK, Panama City, Santiago Chile, Buenos Aires, and Ushuaia.)



I do have my Fitbit on, and have done reasonable amounts of steps while not trapped in a small airline seat. Uploading data from that is tricky too, because it requires internet access to sync with my phone. All of these devices (phone, netbook, fitbit, etc) require periodic charging, so I had to also bring adaptors to match the electrical outlets in Argentina, on the boat, and for the brief time we'll spend in Chile afterward.



For the next couple of days I'll have internet with the wireless at the hotel, but I won't while on the ship because wifi there will cost something like $5 per minute (!) When I get back I hope to have lots of pictures of penguins.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/24/2014 11:23AM

    Wow! how did I miss this post!

Let me catch up on the next one....



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ATLTRAINR 1/22/2014 10:05PM

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MAW_OH 1/22/2014 9:20PM

    Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

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WATERMELLEN 1/20/2014 7:49AM

    Looking forward to those penguin pics -- and the journey to get there sounds so arduous. Hate hate hate airplanes basically -- although they are a necessary evil.

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UOFIGIRL 1/19/2014 7:17PM

    Sounds amazing! I'm pretty jealous.

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DDOORN 1/19/2014 1:21PM

    Such AMAZING adventures you take!

Looking forward to hearing more about your AWESOME time!

Don

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WATERDIAMONDS 1/19/2014 1:12PM

    OOOh, I hope you have tons of penguins too!

Have a wonderful time.

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TENACIOUSTIGER 1/19/2014 9:38AM

    wow you are living the life , have a fantastic time

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KATHIC2 1/19/2014 8:19AM

  What a great trip!!! Can't wait to hear more!

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BEATLETOT 1/19/2014 7:55AM

    Wow! What an incredible adventure!!!

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CARRIE1948 1/19/2014 7:43AM

    Enjoy the trip

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/19/2014 7:17AM

    WOW, that is very cool!

Enjoy your trip....& blog about the results!

Hasta la Vista!

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NEW-CAZ 1/19/2014 2:39AM

    emoticon Enjoy your trip!

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CHRISGORGME 1/19/2014 1:58AM

    Even if we don't admit it you live the life we all would love to live! Enjoy it! emoticon

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DALID414 1/18/2014 11:34PM

    One word: Brrrrr!!!

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ILOVEMALI 1/18/2014 10:37PM

    Have a wonderful trip! Thanks for the scale tip -- we will be trsving later this year and I was wondering what I'd do to help stay on track!

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